Surround yourself with great people

Prodibi is a unique end-to-end image infrastructure

Please introduce yourself and your startup Prodibi to our readers!
Hey, I am Olivier, the co-founder and CEO of Prodibi, a photography startup I created with my brother Fred in Geneva, Switzerland!

Prodibi is a unique image infrastructure as a service (iaas) that lets anyone display and share stunning images in full quality and full speed on the web and mobile. We rebuilt the whole image experience to easily provides the best quality and speed for any image of any size on any device.

We solve all significant issues of displaying images online without slowing down websites, from the quality and size of photos to their formatting, compression, responsiveness, cropping, pixel density, color management, and security.The web platform we built on our iaas targets mainly photographers, but we also help enterprises and agencies with their image need thanks to our APIs and plugins.

You can check our demo gallery here

You can think about us as YouTube for images; every viewer will have the best possible experience and you can focus on creating fantastic content.

How did you get the idea to Prodibi?
It is simple, the way we display images online doesn’t make any sense anymore. Fred, my brother and CTO, is a software engineer and a pro photographer. He was frustrated to degrade his photos to show them online and decided to build a solution for himself.We quickly realized the scale of the problem in the online image industry and saw the potential for an image display solution. We decided to rebuild the image workflow and the online visual experience entirely.

How difficult was the start and what challenges you had to overcome?
Starting a venture is never simple, especially as we are first time founders.Challenges came in different colors and shapes along the life of the project, from defining a business model to acquiring your first users, clients, and investors.

But we always try to welcome challenges because they are the only way to achieve your goals!

Who is your target audience?
Today (Oct. 18), we have delivered over 100 million images to more than 5’000 users from 110 countries in the world.We target mainly professional photographers but we have noticed that very different profiles are using our solution as images are widely used.We also have several b2b clients using our APIs, and we are looking to develop a standalone enterprise service shortly.

What is the USP of your startup?
First of all, the level of support we bring to photos (ie. multiple full-res images support with encryption, color profile, latency management, security, SEO, etc.) as no equivalent in the world.

We want to positively impact photographers on every touch points they have with their photos.

Prodibi is a unique end-to-end image infrastructure. The combination of quality, performance, simplicity, and security and our capacity to integrate our solution into existing systems is our USP and drives our company.

Can you describe a typical workday of you?
No typical workday, thankfully! I am personally taking care of all operation and marketing tasks in the company. So in one particular day, I might talk to our users, clients, lawyers, and at the same time prepare our next blog post and newsletter.

There is a lot of variety, and I love it.

Where do you see yourself and your startup Prodibi in five years?
We would like to be recognized as an innovative force in the photography industry and help everyone enjoys a much better visual experience online.

That would be a great achievement for us, and we are working every day towards this goal!

What 3 tips would you give other Start-up founders on the way?
1. Take the time it requires to build a company, a product, a user base, etc. It is a real marathon and it always takes more time than you expect.

2. Surround yourself with great people; this is the single best “growth hack” you can have.

3. If you don’t know where to start, the best is probably to connect with your local incubator and entrepreneur community. You are not alone and don’t hesitate to share your ideas, no one will steal them!

More information you will find here

Thank you Olivier Hamel for the Interview

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Sabine Elsässer

Sabine Elsässer is founder and chief editor of the StartupValleyNews Magazine. She started her career at several international direct sale companys. Since 2007 she works main time as a journalist. While that time she learned more about the Startup Scene, what made her start her own Startup Magazine the StartupValleyNews.

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